Stephen Colbert took the homophobic state legislators in Missouri to task during his "Word" segment this Monday night for their "don't say gay" bill in the way only he can.
Here's more from the HuffPo on this hateful legislation they're pushing -- Missouri 'Don't Say Gay' Bill: GOP Sponsors Wary Of 'Homosexual Agenda' (UPDATE):
Republican lawmakers in Missouri are defending their controversial bill to ban the teaching of sexual orientation in schools as a way to prevent students from learning about the "homosexual agenda," the "heterosexual agenda" and bestiality.
A group of 20 Republican state representatives introduced the so-called "don't say gay" bill last week to prevent the teaching of sexual orientation in public schools, with the exception of classes relating to human reproduction. The group includes some of the most powerful Republicans in the Missouri legislature -- House Speaker Steve Tilley (R-Perryville), Majority Leader Tim Jones (R-Eureka) and the chairs of the Rules and the Ways and Means committees. Tennessee legislators have been debating a similar proposal.
"When it comes to sexual orientation, that is a discussion that should be left for the most part up to the parents," House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Andrew Koenig (R-Winchester) told HuffPost. "It is a pretty political subject. I know there are a lot of parents that do not want the homosexual agenda taught in the schools."
And here's more from the Springfield News-Leader on the affects of this bill if passed -- 'Don't Say Gay' bill may cost young lives in Missouri.
I was glad to see Colbert give it some more national attention this evening.